S.C. Sea Grant Consortium
Oyster cages in a tisal creek.

Aquaculture in South Carolina

Aquaculture is the farming of fish, oysters, and other aquatic animals and plants for food. South Carolina specializes in mariculture, a type of aquaculture focused on cultivation of marine species in their natural environment.

The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium provides technical assistance to producers to support environmentally friendly and economically viable operations. Contact our Living Marine Resources extension specialists for more information.

South Carolina Aquaculture Toolkit

A suite of products and resources for existing shellfish growers and people wanting to start an aquaculture business. The toolkit includes a guide to permitting, financial planning tools, and more.